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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Ford F-150 lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Both headlights of the consumer's 1998 Ford F150 have discolored to the point that it's no longer safe to operate the vehicle at night. The consumer also experienced this same problem with his 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. The dealer had no suggestions as to how to correct the problem.

- Cherryville, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 272003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Headlights can go off when using right directional indicator, or by turning on intermittent wipers.

- Brownstown, MI, USA

problem #3

May 312003


  • 115,000 miles
When turning on signal headlights shut off. Dealer notified.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 102001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front inner tie rods on right side broke while vehicle was parked. Consumer has taken vehicle twice before to dealer, and the dealer still did not do anything for consumer taken it again to dealer. Consumer stated there is a noise in front end when steering wheel is being turned, there is a noise when attempting to start engine, headlights stay on until the parking brake is applied, engine is using 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles, the dealer replaced the outer tie rod ends.

- Riceville, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 071998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left side low beam lights are too low and not aligned properly.

- Brawley, CA, USA

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